After the past several busy, busy weekends, we decided a roadtrip was in order. Charleston and the ACE Basin seemed to be the ticket, so after work on Friday, Laura, her mom and I headed south.
We found a place in North Charleston, which would place us within striking distance of the Beidler Forest, in addition to the aforementioned places.
Saturday morning, our first stop was Folly Beach. We spent the morning walking along the beach and picking up sea shells. Afterwards, we headed on into the ACE Basin. We stopped at several locations before finding our favorite spot. The road runs right next to a lake, with hundreds of waterfowl, along with a nearly equal number of alligators.
From the ACE Basin, we made a quick detour to the Old Sheldon Church, then headed into Beaufort for a nice dinner. Afterwards we drove back into Charleston and crossed the new Ravenel Bridge. It was a bit of a disappointment – half the lights on the bridge were out.
The next morning we headed back to Folly Beach for more shells. Just walking along was very relaxing, and I wished we could have stayed much longer. We drove back into the city and took a turn around the Battery. We drove across the Cooper River on the new bridge once again, and it was much better in day time.
We drove around the town of Mount Pleasant and crossed over to Sullivans Island for lunch. The homeward trek was along non-Interstate roads until we got to Columbia.